Lung Fibrosis

What is Lung Fibrosis? Fibrosis means scarring of the lung tissue. Lung fibrosis is a group of conditions that cause serious, chronic and lifelong damage of the lungs, which leads to permanent damage to the lung tissues. This disease makes the lungs unable to transfer oxygen to the blood and hence decreases the level of…

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Myths Related to Asthma

One grows out from childhood asthma. As the child grows the severity of the symptoms and the frequency of the attack may vary or improve over time if one is complaint with their treatment. But Asthma doesn’t go away. It can be triggered leading to mild to severe attack in adult life.   Use inhalers…

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Pneumococcal Vaccine – Why is it Important for Patients With Lung Disease ?

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE: Pneumococcal vaccine provides immunity against some strains of a bacteria called Streptococcus Pneumonia which can cause a wide range of infection. It can cause mild symptoms like earache, cough, severe chest infection, infection of the coatings of the brain known as meningitis and diseases involving other body systems. The infection caused by streptococcus…

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Vaccinating Under Special Circumstances, Such as Pregnancy, Nursing or While Recovering From Illness

Vaccination in pregnant and lactating mothers. There is no contraindication for a pregnant woman ore a nursing mother to receive vaccination unless any specific contraindication has been discussed by their OB/GYN. The World Health Organization or WHO and the Centers for disease control or CDC have considered vaccines to be safe for pregnant and lactating…

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Vaccination for Patients Suffering From Lung Diseases

People suffering from lung diseases such as asthma, COPD, Fibrosis etc. are at higher risk of developing serious complications from diseases which can be prevented through vaccination. There are two main vaccines which are frequently recommended by pulmonologists; these are the Influenza or flu vaccine and the pneumococcal vaccine. Recently vaccination against Covid-19 has also…

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